Child endangerment charge in case of toddler shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man is charged with child endangerment after an incident in which a 3-year-old boy found a gun and shot himself in the head.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 24-year-old John Pitts lives at the home where the shooting occurred Tuesday morning. He does not have a listed attorney and is jailed on $35,000 cash-only bond.
Police say the boy found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a bedroom and fired one shot into his forehead, leaving him critically injured. Police seized five guns from the home.
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